Santa Anna Follow the Bouncing Caudillo by yurtgc548

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									Santa Anna: Follow the
Bouncing Caudillo
                    Richard Oberdorfer
                    Latin American
                     History


             “FAITHLESS TO MEN, WOMEN,
                AND CAUSES”
                           -- H. HERRING
Santa Anna = Spanish Officer
                                                              Fighting rebels

                                             Hidalgo and
                                             Morelos




                                                               (Hang on.
                                                               It gets bumpy from here.)

http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/mex-independence.htm
Pro/Con Iturbide
                      Supports Iturbide
                      Helps oust Iturbide
                       (1822-1824)
Support for 1824 Constitution
    Liberal/Federalist
    19 states dominate
    CHAOS…“settled”
     by…
YOU-KNOW-WHO



(BUT DON’T BLINK!)


Pres. Guadalupe Victoria
                            http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/mex-independence.htm
Conservative/Liberal Screw-up
in 1828
                     Hero-Liberal



 Mr. Conservative




                     Vicente Guerrero
  Lucas Alamán
   1829: Spanish Invasion (amid everything!)
                                                                                Santa Anna defeats
                                                                                 them … with a little
                                                                                 help from YELLOW
                                                                                 FEVER.
                                                                     +          His reputation soars.
                                                                                Meanwhile, Liberal
                                                                                 President Guerrero
                                                                                 overthrown and shot!
                                                                                In 1832, Cons. ousted
                                                                                 by ….(You know who.)
http://www.cah.utexas.edu/exhibits/Pena/images/SantaAnnaPortrait_large.jpg
1833: Santa Anna elected President

                                                                     …But left town
  Vice-Pres. Gómez Farías
                                                                     Left LIBERAL V-P
                                                                      in charge


                                                                             +



   http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/mex-war/gomez-farias.jpg
1834: The return of Santa Anna
   Ousts V-P
   Reversed Policies
   Became DICTATOR
   New Constitution in
    1836

                (“Like the
                ‘stache?”)
                             http://www.tamu.edu/ccbn/dewitt/images/santanna5.gif
Texas
   Note: Santa Anna
    ABOLISHED THE
    FEDERAL SYSTEM in
    1835 = WHY TEXAS
    REVOLTED (“Caste War” in
    Yucatan)

   Santa Anna decided to put
    down the revolt.            http://louisianahistory.ourfamily.com/texas/alamo.jpg



   So Texas declared
    INDEPENDENCE.
San Jacinto (1836)

                                                                               Independence
                                                                                promises
                                                                               Santa Anna in
                                                                                disgrace and
                                                                                out…temporarily.

   http://www.presidiolabahia.org/images/texas_revolution/san_jacinto.jpg
 Conservatives in power, but…
    The French invaded.
    The PASTRY WAR
               (1838)

    “I’m BAACK!”…
    But he lost a leg.

“Oh, look!…
Here it is!”


           http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/mex-war/camp2.gif   http://www.dallashistory.org/history/texas/people.htm
1841: A Military Coup
   But ousted in
     1844 by moderates
   Didn’t pay his
    supporters
   Ends up in CUBA
   He, like The Terminator, will be BACK!
Because of
the Mexican War
                 Santa Anna recalled –
                  because of Lib. split
                 Took over government!
                 Fought well:
                  CAPTURED TWO
                  FLAGS!! (but lost the war)
                 (1847) exiled: Jamaica
                  then Colombia (but for how
                  long??)
1853: Lucas Alamán and
Conservative takeover
   Monarchy = goal
   Looking for a
    “candidate”
 TA-DA! 
   The Gadsden
    Purchase – the last
    straw
“His Most Serene Highness”
                              http://www.tcghs.org/photos/santa-anna.jpg
     http://www.rainfall.com/posters/image
     s/mapsrailroad/rr005110.jpg



                                             http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/
                                             amex/tcrr/gallery/images/
                                             08.jpg




A Trans-Continental
Railroad Route…
for the South =
The GADSDEN                                   http://aztlan.net/tgh.gif

PURCHASE
Final Days
 1855: Ousted by Liberals
 To Colombia
 Allowed to return in 1872
 Lived on charity until death in 1876




                           http://www.texianlegacy.com/pics/santaanna.jpg
“Wanna play
‘SANTA ANNA:
 Déjà Vu Chaos’
?”




(PATENT PENDING )

								
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